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Questions tagged [university]

Queries related to universities, as an institution of higher eduacation that grants academic degrees and provides both undergraduate education and postgraduate education.

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What can I do about a lecturer who isn't clear enough to understand?

I'm a Maths university student and I just can't seem to learn anything from one of my lecturers. I understand we, as students, should do personal research on our subject. But he just doesn't make any ...
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Can I accept offers from universities in other countries before I apply to a German university? [closed]

I am currently studying in Singapore and am going to take the A-levels this year. All the university applications for the UK and US take place this year and the results will be out early next year. ...
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Accidental Plagiarism [closed]

So I have had a bad few weeks and I had an essay due on Monday. I decided to use an old essay to help me. I took a couple of sentences from my old work that were direct quotes and some that were not (...
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Undergraduate Research as an Irregular Student

I am currently a Japanese college student. I am going to do research in artificial intelligence from this April. After completing the first year of research, I am planning to go to the United States ...
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Computer Science and Mathematics performance [closed]

I am a computer science major and was wondering if anyone could give me an idea of how much your math grades are weighed when being looked at from recruiters. I'm currently taking calculus and trying ...
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How to apologize for declining an offer from a potential PhD advisor?

I sent many emails to prospective PhD advisors looking for a position in their research groups. Recently, I got two offers from professors in different universities and I choose one of them as his ...
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Team conflict in a large research project [closed]

I am an undergrad working in a large research project (1 PI, 5 grad students, 15 undergrads). The project has 5 main facets, each of which is the primary responsibility of a single grad student. The ...
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Master Scholarship [closed]

Where site I can find Master Degree scholarship for Information Technology major in Germany for SouthEast Asia Region especially Indonesia this or next year? Can anyone suggest the site? Thank you ...
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Should considerations be made if half of a project group drops the course?

I am a student who is completing a course where the major assessment is a Project where you work in a team of four to complete it in different deadlines (Draft and Final). However we have been ...
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3 3-hour exams in a row with no time in between. What can I do?

I am currently studying computer science in a University in Canada. I have just received my Schedule for the semester, and I have noticed that, during the finals week, 3 of my 6 courses put their ...
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How to react when a professor give back the corrected version of a test just before the finals?

I'm asking this question for a friend as he is not very familiar with SE sites. Context: My friend, let's call him A, has a physics teacher, which we will call B. A, as the rest of the class, had a ...
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Should I appeal the F grade I received in my programming class? [closed]

I received a F grade in a class I was doing pretty well in throughout the semester. I had a B up until I got a C on the final which brought my overall grade to a C, not ideal but not horrendous either....
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What type of lawyer (criminal, civil, family, etc.) would I need to help me deal with issues of academic misconduct? [closed]

What can stop a university from doing whatever they want and screwing students over in terms of accusing them unfairly of cheating, plagiarism, or a misunderstanding of professor authorization of ...
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What laws exist in India to protect students from harassment by teachers/professors?

I am a college student in Rajasthan. I had a chance to address a large group at a college function, and in my address I said unfavorable things about professors in the college. Since then, I believe ...
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Reliable Asian university rankings datasets suitable for evaluating applications to a graduate program

Our (American) university has a lot of applications coming in from Asia- especially China, India, Japan and Korea. Each of these seems to follow a different grading scheme and it is hard to do ...
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Can someone ever be accused of self-plagiarism after the course is over?

I submitted a philosophy essay to a professor for his 2nd year class that was almost the same as an essay I submitted to a TA for the same professor's 1st year class. I thought that I had ...
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Positions at satellite campuses

I'm wondering what experiences people had who took up positions at satellite campuses, in particular of well-known and well-renowned universities. From what I see, satellite campuses are often the ...
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Tips for purchasing food and drink for a talk

Can people who hosted talks at your university provide some tips on purchasing food and drink for the event? We have a visitor from another American university and I am tasked with buying "food and ...
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Why does a university course become defunct?

What are some reasons that lead to a university course being no longer offered? I am thinking in particular about the course "Computational sustainability" or CPSC 530M offered in University of ...
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Can I directly start a French Masters 2 with a UK 4 year integrated masters?

I'm currently in my fourth and final year of my UK masters degree in Physics. The course is accredited as an MSci, equivalent to doing a 3 year Bsc followed by a 1 year Msc. I'd like to apply to ...
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Is it okay to share a tex template from a journal for teaching purposes?

I am a graduate student in a university. I was an undergraduate student on the same university, and I have good feelings for the workplace where I did my undergraduate studies (very much so that I ...
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Reasons for an academic to need administrator rights on work computer

Questions related to this in a not specifically academic setting have been asked elsewhere, notably Should developers have administrator permissions on their PC? and Should dev be admin on their ...
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Is it OK to use abbreviations of the same university I am applying to?

Most of the universities in the US use abbreviations on their websites. Can it be considered a good practice to use abbreviation of the same university I am applying to?
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Which NHS degrees still receive funding

I've read from the NHS website that radiologists will stop receiving full funding from the UK government. I'm wondering if any other NHS related degrees have also had funding stopped for them, and ...
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Can I be a researcher at a UK university without having teaching duties?

I have looked at Geology jobs but only oil and gas or engineering comes up which I have no interest in. I'd rather do something more academic. I'm currently a student in a UK university and am hoping ...
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How are university departments receiving corporate funding?

I learned in class that some departments of universities, such as the medical departments, receive funding from corporation that bypass the university administrators, such that the research finding ...
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Can most functions of universities be categorized as teaching, research and service?

I am writing a research proposal and I plan to approach it by dividing the most important functions of university into three categories--teaching, research and service. Teaching will include all ...
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Is there any published research on pedagogy of the semester vs trimester systems at the high school or university levels?

I have found some anecdotal evidence, but I only found one systematic study by Bair and Bair I'm specifically interested in the answers for Mathematics, Physics, and Engineering disciplines.
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How to type a foreign language author name with special characters?

How do you cite (in APA) the authors last name when it is a foreign language with special unknown characters that can't be identified by most word processors.
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When is it appropriate to use a university seal as a graduate student, post-doc or research scientist?

I am applying for tenure-track positions at other universities after having recently completed my PhD. I am still technically a graduate student until my degree is conferred in a few months, and I am ...
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Rankings of the historic universities in Europe [duplicate]

I am surprised that some of the most historic universities in continental Europe are ranked above 100 on an average. I specifically have in mind University of Gottingen and University of Vienna. I am ...
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What is a good set-up for the board of directors/executive committee of research institutes?

I have been elected as employee representative for the board (edit: not really a board of directors, the competences seem partially advisory and partly decision making) of a new interdisciplinary ...
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Book with comprehensive description of (history and operation of) Harvard university

I really am not sure if my question falls under this Stack Exchange forum, but I am going to try. A friend of mine asked me if there is a book with some sort of comprehensive description of Harvard ...
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How to properly format and write a department/office/lab/subsection of a university?

How would one properly format a department/office/lab/subsection of a university? If say I work in Lab X of University Y, should I format it like this? Lab X, University Y or University Y, Lab X? Or ...
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Doing math research without lecturing

Is it possible to become a research mathematician without lecturing duties? I couldn't find any information on this.
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Should I take PhD application recommendation letter from academic advisor?

I am applying for PhD in engineering and wondering whether should I take recommendation letter from academic advisor during master's program. He has 'professor' in his title. He was not my thesis ...
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What department group should be selected for Computer Science / Software Engineering? [closed]

I need to apply for MS (Computer Science / Software Engineering)in USA. While filling out the universities, what department group should I select? Will it be Physical Sciences or Any Department Not ...
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How is on campus professional training named in US or Canada schools?

I'm applying for a scholarship abroad (more specifically, in Canada), and I have a doubt concerning how to write of the activities I took part on my CV. In my home institution, we have activities ...
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Is it true that having no prior connections with the university makes me a less desirable candidate?

I've just finished a conversation with a professor at University X. The majority of questions were on topics regarding the graduate admission. A quote that has both negative and confusing effects on ...
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Undergrad studies in Physics: Europe vs America?

I'm currently in my first year of undergrad in Physics in Leipzig, and was just wondering, does a 3 year undergrad program make it necessary for one to pursue MSc instead of going straight to Grad ...
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Can a University explicitly say, “no more conversations” to me about an issue? [closed]

To keep this as short and simple as possible I will only provide relevant details and be as anonymous as possible. I’ve been talking to a former University about an issue (hold on my account) for ...
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Why do some universities not publish the list of persons who obtained a degree from their institution?

Some universities do not publish the list of persons who obtained a degree from their institution. In order to verify whether an individual obtained a degree there, one needs to call them, for ...
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Do employers value a 2 years masters degree much more than a 1 year degree? [closed]

I have two options currently, the first being doing a 1 year master course in software engineering. My other option is doing a 2 year course in computer science which involves a 6 month internship. I ...
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Possibility to use PhD Thesis work in another university

I was a PhD student in a Japanese graduate school until March 2015 when my professor retired. Just before I submitted my thesis and it got rejected by one vote. Indeed there were 30+ voters, of whom ...
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Assessment of an IT-related extended abstract [closed]

For an assignment at our university it was our task to program a prototyp and document it in an extended abstract. Intro text: The Idea is to create a system, which allows data exchange (contacts, ...
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Is a professor obligated to provide feedback on an assignment?

I have recently completed a course where a very large assignment was handed in just before the exam. After the course finished, we were never given feedback on this assignment. I am very frustrated ...
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What are the perks of being a tenured professor at U.S. universities, besides having academic freedom?

For instance, one of my professors went to Princeton (for his undergrad math degree) for free, because his parents are tenured faculty at Princeton. Is such a benefit available to tenured faculty at ...
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Should you write university names out in full, or use the common abbreviation?

I am writing a job application which lists the universities I have given invited talks at. What I would like some advice on, is whether I should always write each university out in full, or whether I ...
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Can a Ph.D. student visit another lab for a week to learn a specific skill/topic? (inside EU)

I am wondering if (and how) a Ph.D. student could learn a skill that is the area of expertise of another lab inside the European Union, but in a different country than the university on which the Ph.D ...
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How well does “Applied Mathematics” cover “pure math?” [closed]

Ill be going into my first year of college fairly soon, with a prominent interest in studying and researching (as a career) pure/theoretical mathematics (especially number theory). However, the ...